Adding a website icon to your iPhone Home Screen

By Joeychgo · Jun 20, 2014 ·
  1. Joeychgo
    You can use this as a template for a "How To" on your own website.

    This is for the iPhone 5 - but these instructions should be similar for other I devices

    Step 1. Load up the webpage you wish to bookmark in Safari.
    Step 2. Tap the “Add Bookmark” icon. The “Bookmark” submenu options will appear.
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    Step 3. Select "Add toHome Screen"

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    Step 4. Review the properties to make sure they are correct. These properties are:
    “Bookmark Name” – Tap this field if you wish to edit your bookmark’s default name. Once you are happy with the name, click ADD
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    Your all done! The iphone will add an icon with a screenshot of the site to your home screen.

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    You can also create specific icons for your site instead of using a screenshot. I recommend this. If you check your php error logs you'll see many references to "apple-touch-icon". This is where those icons cannot be located on your server.

    At the time of writing the list of icons file sizes for each device type is as follows:

    • apple-touch-icon.png (57x57 iPhone and iPod touch)
    • apple-touch-icon-72x72.png (72x72 iPad 1st and 2nd gen)
    • apple-touch-icon-114x114.png (114x114 retina iPhone and iPod touch)
    • apple-touch-icon-144x144.png (144x144 retina iPad)
    Have these images created for your site. Its always good to brand your site.

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